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    Default Any of us (SAHMs) left?

    Hi everyone! I was just wondering if there are any SAHMs left out there? I'm a mum of two little girls, eldest just started school this year and love being a SAHM! However I just went to another school function where I'm the only one and all the mums chat about their jobs! It is quite annoying being asked again when will I go back to work what do I do all day etc! I love staying at home looking after my girls and don't intend to work until they're much older! I feel like I'm the only one in my area! Is anyone else feeling the same?

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    im a SAHM of 2 with one left at home.. my DD is 16... I have worked on and off over the years but have had ill health so am not working at the moment.. I am going to TAFE in 2014 tho so that will keep me busy.. I feel guilty that im not working but what can you do when you apply for jobs and get told your too old at 41, they want younger as its cheaper !

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    Hi I have been a stay at home mum for 20 years and I intend to be forever. My youngest is 18 mths.

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    I've been a SAHM for 5 years now. Some days I wish I worked but then I think about it and I really do enjoy being able to do school drop off and pick up plus attend all the events that go on between school & preschool. I say if you don't have to work then enjoy being a SAHM

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    I am a very proud sahm but I get you on being the only one. I have been one for over 2 years and intend to be for quite some time as we are still building our family. I love it and I am grateful I can do it.

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    Yes I really love it too! I just didn't realise how few of us there were in our school community. It seems like looking after ones children is really secondary. I really noticed it too on our recent family holiday. I think we were the only family who didn't use a nanny 24/7!

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    Yep I'm a SAHM here and have been for 5 years now. I will probably head back to work when my youngest is in grade one so 2017 I reckon but only part time 2 or 3 days a week. I love being a SAHM and being able to help at kindy (this year) and prep (next year) and being able to be with them for all their milestones. I couldn't imagine having to go back to work I know lots of people have to just to survive but I'm glad I haven't had to yet although sometimes I think the extra money would be lovely

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    Im a SAHM. All kids are at school so I. Doing volunteer work to gain confidence and experience. You need experience no matter what job you apply for. I know it seems like you're the only one who isn't working. Our situation isn't dire, but yeah I would like to contribute to the family household. You tend to feel guilty. I suppose it's the society we live in today. It seems like your identity is tied to your career.

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    Me! DD is 1. I get asked too and told of places hiring in my field but we're all good financially right now that I can stay at home with DD. I love it. She keeps me busy!

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    I'm a stay at home mum, and probably will be for a very long time (I'm currently pregnant with our 2nd ). I want to help at school when the girls get there, and we'd love to have a few more kids yet

    I don't have a career to return to, and I've always wanted to be a stay at home mum so I'm pretty happy


 

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